This morning when I emptied the coffee grounds into the green compost container I was greeted with a frenzy of fruit flies - drosophila melanogaster – they were eager for the coffee grounds or curious at least - but would have I’m sure, preferred a banana peel – later, I said. I admire their industry but would be happy if it could take place elsewhere.
Now since I've returned from my swim, I no longer see them - I accept their disappearance with a sigh of relief.
Study of a standing figure below from a Sunday in June.
oil on canvas board 14"x18"